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Diadem volute (Melo amphora)
Subject: Diadem volute (Melo amphora)
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Diadem volute (Melo amphora)


The diadem volute Melo amphora is a large gastropod or marine snail in the family Volutidae. The shell is striking and heavy, with distinct markings and hollow spines on the shoulder. Animals are also large, with a conspicuous foot that itself exhibits beautiful patterned coloration. The shell and animal of this and related species are used by indigenous peoples and are also popular in decorative shell trade.

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